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Japan-Argentina Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk

January 26, 2024

On January 26, commencing at 7:35 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Ms. Diana MONDINO, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic. The overview of the talk is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa congratulated Minister Mondino on the appointment as Minister and expressed her gratitude for the message of condolence from Argentina over the damage caused by the recent 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake. Minister Kamikawa stated that she felt very close to Minister Mondino as both are female foreign ministers who have working experiences in the business sector, and looked forward to working with Minister Mondino. Minister Kamikawa also stated that Japan and Argentina are "strategic partners" that share values and principles, and that Japan would like to work together with Argentina under the Milei administration in the current sever international circumstances including the situations in Ukraine and the Middle East. She also expressed her desire to cherish the deep bond between the two countries through the Nikkei community of approximately 65,000. In response, Minister Mondino expressed her condolences for the Noto Peninsula Earthquake and her desire to further develop the bilateral relationship, which has a history of over 125 years, mentioning that she is aware that Argentina is known in Japan for tango.
  2. Minister Kamikawa stated that the Japanese business community sees great potential in Argentina with its abundant natural resources. In response, Minister Mondino explained Argentina's concrete efforts to attract foreign companies to the country. The two ministers shared the view that they would make efforts to strengthen economic and trade relations further between the two countries through measures such as the improvement of business environment.
  3. Minister Kamikawa expressed her desire to develop the bilateral relations further in 2024, the "Year of Latin America and the Caribbean," when their presence in the international arena increases with Brazil holding the G20 presidency and Peru holding the APEC presidency. In response, Minister Mondino expressed her desire to build the bilateral relations that will last for another 125 years. The two ministers shared the view that this telephone talk was the first step in building a relationship of trust between them, and that they would continue to foster trust between them through face-to-face meetings in the future, thereby strengthening the bilateral relations.

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